Chinese PV solutions provider Risen Energy claims to have made a significant breakthrough in the mass production of its 370W bifacial PERC double glass module.
With the new technology, the company has grown the annual capacity of the module to some 800MW. The product has become the first of its kind to be put into mass production.
The company spent nearly six months completing the development of the bifacial PERC double glass module, a module that features the unique double glass and frame structure.
In addition to a highly improved moisture barrier, a common problem in double glass modules, the frame design significantly enhances the module’s compressive strength by providing protection, allowing for more convenient installment and substantially reduced incidence of micro-cracking.
During the R&D process for the module, one of the challenges was to create a model that could support the most updated designs and the combination of glass and frame.
In addition, the biggest challenge in mass production of the module was to enhance the lamination process in order to ensure higher quality and a better appearance.
The bifacial PERC double glass module is expected to increase power generation by between 7 and to 30 percent, with the amount of boost dependent on the environment where the module is installed, generally adding at least one percent additional income to the return on investment for any project in which it is deployed.
China General Nuclear Power Group, one of the four smaller yet influential power generation companies in China, has recognized the advantages of the technology and entered into a 20MW cooperation agreement with Risen Energy.
As China’s PV market matures, efficient and high-quality products will continue to gain popularity in the industry, while the mass production of Risen Energy’s bifacial PERC double glass module will fully meet the demand for high-power modules in China.
Looking ahead, availability of the highly efficient module will eventually be extended to international markets.
Driven by the changes in government policies, the PV industry has accelerated the pace of grid parity, forcing industry players to engage in upgrades of their equipment.
PV module-related new technologies and products as well as new models for PV power stations will bring solar-provided electricity to grid parity from a technical perspective and insure a high income for partners.
Risen Energy has successfully broken technical barriers this time and will continue to further expand the production capacity of the bifacial PERC double glass module in due course.
With a corporate philosophy that allows each of its employees to “dare to think, dare to do and everything becomes possible”, the company fully expects to remain competitive no matter what changes appear to roil the market environment.
Source: Company Press Release